Burnaby recruit lured by Mounties winning culture (VIDEO)

Burnaby running back joins AUS Conference Champions

Robbie Rodrigues is moving east to start the next stage of his gridiron career.

Recently, the 5’9, 208 pound running back from Burnaby, British Columbia committed to the Mount Allison Mounties.  Rodrigues will join the AUS Champions for the 2015 season.

While he attended Burnaby Mountain High School, they did not field a football team.  However, the running back suited up for the Coquitlam Falcons of the Vancouver Mainland Football League (VMFL).

Rodrigues issued the following statement after his commitment to the Mounties:

“When I started the recruiting process after the 2014 season my family and I had a talk about factors I should consider in a school I choose. We came up with three important things to consider.”

“The first was to get out of the Province and attend a school where I have no distractions, so I can focus directly on my academics and excel at the game I love. Mount A being across the country definitely answered that first factor.”

“The second factor was my academics; Mount Allison was ranked Canada’s number 1 undergraduate university by Maclean’s magazine for the last 10 years so I know I’ll be able to get a lot of one on one time with professors and the full university experience in the small school setting.”

“Finally, I wanted to be a part of a team with a winning culture and that is on the uprise to do great things in the CIS. Mount A has been at the top of the AUS winning the conference in 2013 and 2014 and even participating in the 2014 ArcelorMittal Dofasco Mitchell Bowl. There is no doubt in my mind that I’d want to be a part of achievements like that for years to come.”

“Having all these factors checked off there is one main reason for my commitment. Coach Scott Brady and the recruiting staff at Mount A reached out to me and really made me feel like Mount A was the place for me.”

“Just by showing love, responding on a day to day basis, answering all my questions honestly and with intentions that would benefit me best. They really showed me the true meaning of Mountie pride and I really appreciate what they have done for me.”

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